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SPACE India to teach astronomy to specially-abled
SPACE India to teach astronomy to specially-abled

National Science Day is celebrated on February 28 to commemorate the discovery of Raman Effect in 1928 by Indian physicist and Nobel Laureate Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman in India.

'Cosmic cannibalism' no more a rarity; black holes devour stars more frequently than thought!
'Cosmic cannibalism' no more a rarity; black holes devour stars more frequently than thought!

Supermassive black holes are millions to billions times more massive than our Sun.

First solar images from NOAA’s GOES-16 weather satellite are here!
First solar images from NOAA’s GOES-16 weather satellite are here!

The solar corona is so hot that it is best observed with X-ray and extreme-ultraviolet (EUV) cameras.

Chinese rockets to make their first overseas appearance in Australia!
Chinese rockets to make their first overseas appearance in Australia!

The Australian International Airshow will be held from tomorrow to Sunday in Avalon.

Solar Probe Plus: NASA to send first robotic spacecraft to Sun next year
Solar Probe Plus: NASA to send first robotic spacecraft to Sun next year

By 2018, NASA says it may send its first robotic spacecraft to the Sun that is slated to get within six million kilometres of the blazing star to probe its atmosphere.

Zooming in on 'Supernova 1987A' after three decades - Watch
Zooming in on 'Supernova 1987A' after three decades - Watch

The video begins with a nighttime view of the Small and Large Magellanic clouds, satellite galaxies of our Milky Way.

NASA's Katherine Johnson, portrayed in 'Hidden Figures', receives standing ovation at Oscars
NASA's Katherine Johnson, portrayed in 'Hidden Figures', receives standing ovation at Oscars

Johnson, portrayed in the movie 'Hidden Figures' by Taraji P Henson, worked for NASA as a research mathematician for more than 30 years, according to the US space agency's website. 

Sky gazers applaud as 2017's 'ring of fire' solar eclipse shrouds the skies!
Sky gazers applaud as 2017's 'ring of fire' solar eclipse shrouds the skies!

The eclipse was to be most visible in a 100-kilometre band across Chile, Argentina, Angola, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Record-breaking ISRO feat has some hidden dangers, says  Ex-ISRO chief
Record-breaking ISRO feat has some hidden dangers, says Ex-ISRO chief

On February 15, a PSLV released a flock of over 100 nano- and micro-satellites of overseas customers for a fee.

Watch 2017's only breathtaking 'ring of fire' solar eclipse today – This is how you can gaze at the spectacle
Watch 2017's only breathtaking 'ring of fire' solar eclipse today – This is how you can gaze at the spectacle

The annular solar eclipse, also known as 'ring of fire' eclipse, does not occur all too often, but when it happens it surely captivates the hearts of those who look up at the night sky.

NASA's lost football-field-sized balloon recovered from Antarctica
NASA's lost football-field-sized balloon recovered from Antarctica

The US space agency NASA's lost football-field-sized balloon with a telescope hanging beneath it has been recovered Antarctica from after a year of its flight.

NASA to put astronauts on deep space test flight, says report
NASA to put astronauts on deep space test flight, says report

Orion is being built with an eye to one day ferrying astronauts to Earth`s neighboring planet, Mars, perhaps by the 2030s.

Layers and dark dunes on Martian surface as seen by HiRISE camera
Layers and dark dunes on Martian surface as seen by HiRISE camera

NASA says colors are enhanced in the cutout of a pit exposing reddish layers. 

Mark the date –  Watch this year's only breathtaking 'ring of fire' solar eclipse on February 26
Mark the date – Watch this year's only breathtaking 'ring of fire' solar eclipse on February 26

The eclipse - during which the Sun will all but disappear as the Moon crosses its path --will be most visible in a 100-kilometre (62-mile) band cutting through Chile, Argentina, Angola, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Russian cargo craft 'Progress MS-05' docks to space station - Watch
Russian cargo craft 'Progress MS-05' docks to space station - Watch

NASA says, the unpiloted Russian Progress 66 resupply ship will dock to the station's Pirs docking compartment at 3:34 a.m. Friday, February 24.

ISRO espionage case: SC to hear ex-scientist's plea in April
ISRO espionage case: SC to hear ex-scientist's plea in April

A bench headed by Dipak Misra fixed the matter for final disposal in second week of April after the advocate for one of the respondents sought time to file a counter affidavit.

SpaceX Dargon cargo vehicle finally docks with International Space Station
SpaceX Dargon cargo vehicle finally docks with International Space Station

SpaceX Dargon spacecraft carrying an unmanned cargo ship packed with food and supplies for astronauts has safely arrived at International Space Station on Thursday.

NASA's exoplanets discovery: Finding 'Earth 2.0' closer to reality
NASA's exoplanets discovery: Finding 'Earth 2.0' closer to reality

The first known system of seven Earth-sized planets around a single star was made using the US space agency NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

SpaceX Dragon cargo craft to dock with space station today
SpaceX Dragon cargo craft to dock with space station today

SpaceX Dragon cargo craft's rendezvous to the space station was aborted early Wednesday morning after the spacecraft’s computers received an incorrect navigational update, triggering an automatic wave off.

TRAPPIST-1: Six incredible facts about the host star of the newly discovered seven exoplanets!
TRAPPIST-1: Six incredible facts about the host star of the newly discovered seven exoplanets!

 The star hosting the seven exoplanets isn't being talked about much, but holds equal importance since it is the body the new planets are orbiting.

Here's why NASA's big discovery of 7 exoplanets is a 'holy grail' for astronomers
Here's why NASA's big discovery of 7 exoplanets is a 'holy grail' for astronomers

Fascinatingly, at least three of the seven rocky worlds represent the “holy grail for planet-hunting astronomers” as they are firmly located in the 'habitable zone'.

Google celebrates NASA's new exoplanet discovery with delightful doodle!
Google celebrates NASA's new exoplanet discovery with delightful doodle!

The rare late-day, special doodle shows planet Earth looking through NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and spotting the star and the seven Earth-like planets.

Seven Earth-like planets found around a single star: Things you need to know
Seven Earth-like planets found around a single star: Things you need to know

The US space agency NASA has discovered another 'solar system' - seven Earth-like planets orbiting a small star in a galaxy 40 light years away. 

NASA discovers seven Earth-like planets orbiting around a single star
NASA discovers seven Earth-like planets orbiting around a single star

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has made a stunning discovery on the first known system of seven Earth-size planets orbiting around a single star in our galaxy.

SpaceX aborts approach to International Space Station, cargo delivery delayed
SpaceX aborts approach to International Space Station, cargo delivery delayed

SpaceX has delayed its shipment to the International Space Station on Wednesday due to a navigation error and following an otherwise flawless flight from NASA's historic moon pad.

Russian cargo spacecraft heads to space station after successful liftoff
Russian cargo spacecraft heads to space station after successful liftoff

The launch of the Russian Progress 66 is scheduled for 12:58 a.m. Wednesday (11:58 a.m. Baikonur time).

NASA's Fermi detects evidence of dark matter in Andromeda galaxy
NASA's Fermi detects evidence of dark matter in Andromeda galaxy

The gamma-ray signal detected by the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope is similar to one seen by Fermi at the center of our own Milky Way galaxy.

Icy Canada looks like marble as seen from space station!
Icy Canada looks like marble as seen from space station!

 Thomas Pesquet has shared a stunning view of icy Canada which looks like marble as seen from the International Space Station.

NASA shares stunning image of Creusa's rays on Saturn's moon 'Dione'
NASA shares stunning image of Creusa's rays on Saturn's moon 'Dione'

The US space agency, NASA has released a breathtaking view of rayed crater on Saturn's moon, Dione.

NASA is about to unveil new discoveries on exoplanets this week!
NASA is about to unveil new discoveries on exoplanets this week!

Prominent NASA scientists, astronomers and a professor of planetary science and physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology will participate at the briefing.